Michelle Porter is a writer and academic. Her first novel will be published by Penguin Canada in spring of 2023. Her next creative nonfiction book, Scratching River, blends Métis history with contemporary family stories and will be published by Wilfrid University Press in 2022. Another book of creative nonfiction, Approaching Fire (2020), was shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Awards 2021. Her first book of poetry, Inquiries, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry, Canada 2019 and was a finalist for the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award 2021. She is a citizen of the Métis Nation and member of the Manitoba Metis Federation.